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Tuesday's Q&A – 3/11/14

March 11, 2014

Metabolism and Weight Loss The internet is such a wonderful thing, but there’s so much health related information out there, that at times, it could be confusing/overwhelming. ESPECIALLY, regarding weight loss in Lafayette! Fad diets enable us to lose significant amounts of weight, but then we inevitably rebound because keeping the weight off is not…

pills are more harm than good

Tuesday’s Q&A – 2/25/14

February 25, 2014

This week I can’t help but wonder why so many of my patients are on statin drugs (cholesterol medication) – and when did they become so widely prescribed? According to medicine.net, Statins are a class of drugs that lower the level of cholesterol in the blood by reducing the production of cholesterol by the liver.…

smiling woman

Tuesday’s Q&A – 2/18/14

February 18, 2014

To piggy-back off of last week’s newsletter a lot of patients have been asking me… Q: In order to eliminate the Ferocious Five ingredients you mentioned last week, I think it’ll be easy to avoid the obvious food choices that contain gluten, dairy, sugar, corn & eggs – but what are some of the “not-so-obvious”…

food intolerance

Tuesday’s Q&A – 2/11/14

February 11, 2014

Tired of feeling sick and tired? What about that extra 10 pounds hanging around your mid-section – wondering how and why no matter how much you stay active – it doesn’t seem to melt away? What about your skin – have more acne or wrinkles than you’d like? What about depression – do you find…

multivitamins

Tuesday’s Q&A – 2/4/14

February 4, 2014

This week a patient of ours asked… Q: Do I need a multivitamin? A: Since your doctors here at LeBlanc Spine & Nerve do not take a “cookie-cutter” approach to patient care, we carefully tailor treatment plans to the specific needs of the patient and sometimes our specific recommendations include the implementation of a good…

sugar in different beverages

Tuesday's Q&A – 1/28/14

January 28, 2014

You’re STILL drinking Soda?! I would suggest that it’s time to “re-think your drink”… Sugar from soda & other sweetened beverages is the #1 source of calories in the American diet. ~ USDA Research Center at Tufts University In the last 50 years, soda consumption has increased by over 500% and somehow this sweet, sparkling,…